Oakland EYBL: Saturday Evaluations

WildcatAuthority.com was in attendance for the second day of the Oakland EYBL. Read on for evaluations of Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Marcus Lee, Keith Frazier, and more.

HAYWARD, CALIF. - WildcatAuthority.com was in attendance for the second day of the Nike EYBL Session #3 and there was a variety of performances from Arizona's recruits.


Keith Frazier: We have questions about whether or not Frazier should even be playing, as he recently got a boot off his ankle. While Frazier told us he felt fine, he seemed to settle too much for the jump shot and was almost never aggressive in the action, which goes against how he usually plays. In addition, Frazier had a couple of shots in which he went off of one foot and although the form of the shot was fine, they were not falling because of that.

In the first game we saw Frazier play, he was 3-9 from the field, including 1-6 from behind the arc. In the second game, he finished with nine points on 3-6 shooting, but turned the ball over five times. Frazier displayed good vision at times and his shot usually looks good coming out of his hand. There is nothing at all to be concerned about in terms of what type of player he is, but we wish he was healthy in order to see him at his best.

Brian Bridgewater: It almost feels as if there is not much we can say about Bridgewater that has not already been said. The better aspect of his performance Saturday, however, is that he was able to put together one strong game. In his opener, he only played 14 minutes and had three points and two rebounds while shooting 1-5 and turning it over three times. In his second game, Bridgewater has 10 points and five rebounds, shooting 5-8 from the field.

There are going to be games where he is the strongest player on the court and the opposition is a bit smaller. In these games, Bridgewater is going to excel and watching him makes you see why certain teams want to take a chance on him. It will be very interesting to see how schools approach his recruitment once they see him more this summer.

Rondae Jefferson: Jefferson really struggled when we saw him on Saturday morning, but he still put together a complete game. Although Jefferson was only 1-4 from the field, he still finished with four assists and seven rebounds. Jefferson has yet to display that he can consistently hit a jumper but he has fantastic vision and can impact the game in numerous ways.

Even when he struggled as he did on Saturday, Jefferson has the ability to make his team better. It is for this reason why we feel he is very close to being a no-brainer type of recruit, which we do not say often.

Marcus Lee: The more we see Lee, the more we believe that he can be a top-ten player in the class. Lee is still developing an offensive game, which does seem to be improving. However, he is already such a good defender and shot blocker that his potential is extremely high.

In a game against Team Florida, Lee finished with 11 points, seven rebounds, and five blocks. In the second game of the night, Lee had seven points to go along with three blocks and three rebounds while not missing a shot. Basically, Lee is a star in the making and his potential makes it obvious as to why nearly every school in the country wants him.


Jahlil Okafor: Okafor is extremely efficient and scored in double digits in each of the two games we saw him on Saturday, His stat line would likely be more dynamic if he got the ball more, but that's just the life of AAU ball sometimes. At this point, there are not many players that can guard him and there likely will not be many in college in a few years as well.

Okafor is the type of player that you can build a program around and the team that gets him is certainly going to get one of the best players in the country.

Parker Jackson-Cartwright: Jackson-Cartwright struggled on Friday, but bounced back Saturday to have a combined 19 assists to four turnovers in only two games. He controlled the offense and was able to hold himself physically with teams that were trying to push him off the ball. Against Team Florida, Jackson-Cartwright had seven rebounds, showing that he knows how to position himself.

Jackson-Cartwright needs to get stronger and he will admit that as well, but that likely will not be a problem. The vision is there and he is a tough kid that has the mentality to be successful. Saturday's performance made it apparent why he is one of the best players in the country.

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